LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet CC Vest. Pours hazy amber with a medium offwhite head that leaves a small lacing. Strong aroma of pine and grape.
Taste is well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Some alcohol warmness. The strength of this one is very vell hidden ! Cool stuff
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great appearance and nose, very hoppy, fruity with hints if malt. But I really thought this one was waaay too sweet. Itís always a problem for me with very strong beers, I donít get why they always add so much sugar. Itís adding a nice bitterness and kind of ruins it for me.
King_Alex_II (170) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sediments in a orange colored otherwise clear beer. The smell promises hops (who would have guessed). The taste is insanely sweet which covers the amount of bitterness to a reasonable dose. Nevertheless, this beer is seriously strong. The viscosity is insanely though.
SinH4 (346) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with small white head. Huge sedimenta. Aroma is honey, toffee, hints at a big malt backbone. Pines. The hops blend in there well. Taste is honey, sweet, but also very bitter, a root bitterness, almost medicinal, resinous. Warming boozy finish. For this ABV the booziness is surprisingly low, but the warming bitterness cannot be hidden. Smooth carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. A huge beer with a huge punch.
Zodiac (46) - - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma citra and malt, misty, golden apearance, full, stcky flavour, slghtly bitter, sweet. Liquid honey w hops aroma and double shoot of votka. Very very special and nice.
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vandc01 (122) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma - dank smell, very good.
Appearance - must be bottle conditioned because the pour is cloudy and full of sediment. I need to make sure I donít pour the entire bottle.
Taste - medium mouth feel, with a huge bite at the end of the tongue, which I like.
Overall - I has hesitant with it being such a big beer, but this is very solid.
dambor (87) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a small head disappearing very fast. Aroma: a lot of herbs, white fruit and strong malt aromas which tell you immediately this is not a lightweight beer. Taste: very full taste, medium carbonation, with bitter herbish taste and malt balancing each other very well. All this is very intense. The bitter, pleasant aftertone stays on your tongue for a long time after taking a sip. Warming effect from the alcohol in the palate, however, the 13% ABV is very well hidden. In general this is a fantastic double IPA, but something not for the faint of heart.
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden - looks lovely! Smells like mild dank hops and butterscotch sweet. Very sweet oily hops and some bitterness. Bit sickly. Not my cup of tea.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head is robust, the body orange-brown and cloudy. It smells f****** fruity, peach, apricot, apple, orange, mandarine, etc. The taste is very creamy, juicy like a smoothie, fruity, apricot, peach, (...). Delicious and warming! Cheers!
EKGoldings (580) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy amber, large bubbles, lots of tiny particles floating around. Big aroma, pick any descriptor for hops and its here: pine, floral, cat pee, citrus. Full body, rich taste, more cat pee, sweet malt. Too sweet. Oh, this is a big, big DIPA/TIPA but balance and drinkable it ainít. Too much r.s., too much cat pee, Iíd drop the carbonation a bit, as it is though, the balance is OK. For what it is, the alcohol is well hidden. I can drink a shot or two before this becomes undrinkable. Not what Iíd rate highly in a beer.
graham_murphy (340) - - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite sweet with citrus and exotic fruit from the hops against a heavy biscuity malt. Very well balanced and not at all boozy which is quite impressive given the ABV.